On Kentucky Avenue – the Club Harlem Revue is set on the night of a dress rehearsal during the the club’s 1969 season in pre-casinos Atlantic City. But neither time nor nostalgic memories of a by-gone era, however vivid or hazy, can overshadow the brilliance of this musical. On Kentucky Avenue is a full-fledged, razzle-dazzle riveting “book” musical that startlingly transforms the tiny stage of Sound Waves into one of the most magical and electric shows in Atlantic City.
There are no ghosts of the past On Kentucky Avenue.
Rather, the show recreates a time with a brilliant blend of rousing original finger-snapping songs along with music of the 1960′s (such as “Rescue Me” and “You’re Nobody Till Somebody”…) And I felt like I might have felt if I was fortunate (and old enough!) to have heard the late George Gershwin play his signature “Rhapsody in Blue” in person.
The show features a magnificent original score with such songs as “And If I Tell You I Love You,” by Mr. Stephens and Frank Owens, and “This World Is Mine” by Mr. Stephens. And when the music of the 1960′s starts there won't be a pair of hands not clapping in the audience.
Sit back, relax and celebrate the Fictionalized Fantasy of the Famed Club Harlem on Atlantic City's Kentucky Avenue.